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The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors: A Novel e-book

Author:

Michele Young-Stone

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Genre Fiction

ePub size:

1643 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Broadway Books; 1 edition (April 5, 2011)

Pages:

384

ISBN:

0307464482

The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors: A Novel e-book

by Michele Young-Stone


Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas.

Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas.

Michele Young-Stone’s debut novel The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors is all of this and more

Michele Young-Stone’s debut novel The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors is all of this and more. I loved it! I’ve been waiting to read a book like this for years. Sheri Reynolds, bestselling author of A Gracious Plenty and The Sweet In-Between. Michele Young-Stone is the author of three novels: Lost in the Beehive (2018), Above Us Only Sky (2015) and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors (2010), which the Boston Globe called "an exceptionally rich and sure-handed debut, full of complex characters brilliantly described. She lives in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and son.

Crackling with atmosphere and eccentric characters, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors explores the magic of nature and the power of redemption in a novel as beautiful and unpredictable as lightning itself. Start reading The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

May be Ex-Library Book condition will be in listed condition or better. This novel is broken into two stories and interspersed with chapters from The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, written by one of the characters

May be Ex-Library Book condition will be in listed condition or better. This novel is broken into two stories and interspersed with chapters from The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, written by one of the characters. Buckley lives with his mom in Arkansas until the leave her new, bad marriage and move to Galveston, Texas. Buckley is affected by lightning when his mother is struck and killed. Becca lives with her unhappily married parents in North Carolina, when she is first struck by lightning at age eight. The book follows both of them into adulthood until their paths converge, but not in any cliched way.

Crackling with atmosphere and eccentric characters,The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivorsexplores the magic of nature and the power of redemption in a novel as beautiful and unpredictable as lightning itself. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. originally posted on my blog May 29, 2011) The unusual title caught my eye (of course), and I saw a lot of good buzz on Twitter when this book came out last year. Then, leading up to the release date.

I wanted to love The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors and feel like I should love it more than I d. Michele Young-Stone wrote each individuals story so well that I did not mind switching back and forth between their lives.

I wanted to love The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors and feel like I should love it more than I do. The best I can say is that it is an enjoyable novel, but unfortunately, I was hoping for something extraordinary. Given my hopes, this just fell flat. I hate when that happens. The characters were well developed and there were some very emotional situations sprinkled throughout. Although there is little actual happiness within the book it is still an uplifting story about getting past the bad stuff in life and still coming out happy.

When lightning strikes, lives are changed

When lightning strikes, lives are changed. On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, eight-year-old Becca Burke was struck by lightning. No one believed her-not her philandering father or her drunk, love-sick mother-not even when her watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared overhead in photographs. Becca was struck again when she was sixteen. Crackling with atmosphere and eccentric characters, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors explores the magic of nature and the power of redemption in a novel as beautiful and unpredictable as lightning itself.

There are multiple turning points in THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS. Since completing the novel, the author has been struck by the number of people, just like her, who have been affected by lightning. Discuss how each of the following events affected the character for good or ill. Bo’s death Claire’s suicide attempt Patty-Cake’s appearance at Barnacle Bob’s Abigail’s death Buckley’s friendship with Mia Buckley lying to the police. Do you know of anyone who’s been a lightning strike victim? Discuss how actual victims’ stories you’re familiar with compare to Becca and Buckley’s experiences.

When lightning strikes, lives are changed. BECCA On a sunny day in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, eight-year-old Becca Burke was struck by lightning. No one believed her—not her philandering father or her drunk, love-sick mother—not even when her watch kept losing time and a spooky halo of light appeared overhead in photographs. Becca was struck again when she was sixteen. She survived, but over time she would learn that outsmarting lightning was the least of her concerns. BUCKLEY In rural Arkansas, Buckley R. Pitank’s world seemed plagued by disaster. Ashamed but protective of his obese mother, fearful of his scathing grandmother, and always running from bullies (including his pseudo-evangelical stepfather), he needed a miracle to set him free. At thirteen years old, Buckley witnessed a lightning strike that would change everything. Now an art student in New York City, Becca Burke is a gifted but tortured painter who strives to recapture the intensity of her lightning-strike memories on canvas. On the night of her first gallery opening, a stranger appears and is captivated by her art. Who is this odd young man with whom she shares a mysterious connection? When Buckley and Becca finally meet, neither is prepared for the charge of emotions—or for the perilous event that will bring them even closer to one another, and to the families they’ve been running from for as long as they can remember. Crackling with atmosphere and eccentric characters, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors explores the magic of nature and the power of redemption in a novel as beautiful and unpredictable as lightning itself.
Asher
Having enjoyed Michele’s most recent book “Lost in the Beehive,” I decided to read her other two novels. I recently completed “The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors,” and her writing did not disappoint. The characters became real to me and I quickly got lost in the story. Michele is a gifted writer, and I look forward to more of her work.
Gajurus
This novel is broken into two stories and interspersed with chapters from The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, written by one of the characters.
Buckley lives with his mom in Arkansas until the leave her new, bad marriage and move to Galveston, Texas. Buckley is affected by lightning when his mother is struck and killed.
Becca lives with her unhappily married parents in North Carolina, when she is first struck by lightning at age eight.
The book follows both of them into adulthood until their paths converge, but not in any cliched way.

my review: The was a really great and strong story, well-told, filled with interesting and tragic characters. But most of them are survivors. I loved the was the story moved between Becca and Buckley and had interesting facts about lightning and storms.
Buckley suffers from survivors guilt and spends time trying to save others and Becca sees her dead grandmother and her dog whenever something important is about to happen and is forever trying to paint important moments. There are many fascinating side characters, like Becca's parents and Buckley's friends.
There wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. I am only sorry that it took me so long to finish it as I was reading it while reading several others. But once I stopped my book tramp ways and gave it my full concentration, it didn't take long to finish at all. I highly recommend this amazing novel!

my rating 5+/5
Gann
I ordered this book to Kindle since I couldn't wait for it to be delivered to read it.
I was intrigued by the book name & cover.
The characters are well developed & totally believable. They become
your friends, people you care for, even the ones who are less likeable.
The lightning strike facts between the chapters are
interesting & bring relevance to the story.
I love how one piece of the story is told & then on to another & back to pick up
the threads of the first It kept the various characters fresh in my mind so I didn't
have to go back & re-read portions as I sometimes need to do.
This book is difficult to put down.
I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a complex, outside the ordinary,
yet highly readable book about people who struggle with overcoming life's many
challenges.
I'll be re-reading this book many times to pick up the nuances I missed the first
time & will be anxiously waiting for another book from this author.
Walianirv
This was one of my favorite stories ever. The storytelling was original and classic. The book was a quick read and the characters were lovely to read about.
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I first purchased this as an audiobook. Loved it. Synchronicity and great characters. I had to have it in real live book form, too. Highly recommend.
Sagda
This title caught my on Amazon and sent for the book. Interesting read as it follows the lives of two people growing up and their experiences in going through life. Read the book to understand the title of the book.
Andromakus
Loved this book!
The imagery in this book is amazing- the characters and their surroundings and the events come alive. The pace keeps you going page after page and the richness of her writing puts you right in the middle, knowing and loving these characters, feeling for them, recognizing our own frailties within them ,and cheering them on. As a painter, it strikes that part of me from which I create, and I'm so glad I took the opportunity to read this book. I will be recommending it to all I know to be thinking, feeling, and creative souls. And to those I know who are lightening strike survivors.

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